Bira, May 2017
The southeast corner of South Sulawesi is famous for its white beaches and its boat building tradition. AccessibleIndonesia visited to survey the area as a new destination for guests with disability, particularly those who use a wheelchair.
It takes around 4 hours by car from Makassar to Bira, and a bit more if we take it easy and stop for the many great views of the landscape between ocean and mountains.Read more »
Makassar, April 2017
Makassar, capital of South Sulawesi and starting point for trips to Toraja, has around 14.000 hotel rooms. Now, five of them are wheelchair accessible. This small number is very sad, but we are happy about every room that is added. AccessibleIndonesia visited the new Gamara hotel to have a look at their two wheelchair-friendly rooms. Pak Rahman, director of the local disability organisation PERDIK, joint us to provide his input from the perspective of a person with low-vision.Read more »
Yogyakarta, February 2017
The pro-active support and action of the Conservation Office for the Prambanan temple made it possible that a family from Hongkong with a wheelchair-using family member, who visited Yogyakarta with AccessibleIndonesia, could get easy access to the spectacular temple complex. The great Prambanan usually is not very easy to visit for people using a wheelchair. Several flights of stairs obstruct access to the central courtyard with its 16 temples and shrines.Read more »
Makassar, December 2016
PERDIK, a Disabled People’s Organisation from Makassar, Sulawesi, celebrated International Day of Persons with Disability in a very special way: They organised an expedition to climb up 3478 meter high Latimojong mountain in South Sulawesi! Two PERDIK members with a physical disability and one member with a visual impairment took part in this adventure, supported by volunteers and experienced mountain climbers, since Latimojong is not an easy target to tackle!Read more »
Makassar, December 2016
As every year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been celebrated around the world on 3rd December 2016. In Indonesia, celebrations and special events were reported from almost every bigger city, from Bali over Java to Sumatra. AccessibleIndonesia joint the festivities in Makassar, capital of South Sulawesi.
In Makassar, several coalitions of Disabled Persons’ Organisations joint forces and gathered at Karebosi Square in the middle of town.Read more »
Indonesia, September 2016
Watch AccessibleIndonesia’s message for the World Tourism Day on 27 September 2016. This year, the motto is ‘Tourism for All’.
Collecting videos for World Tourism Day was an initiative of Hotelaccessibility.com.Read more »
Indonesia / Philippines, July 2016
Feeling the need to engage even more actively in discussions and exchange about Accessible Tourism in the Asia Pacific Region, and to involve a broad range of stakeholders from around the world, a discussion Platform was started on Facebook. ATAP (Accessible Tourism – Asia Pacific) aims at raising awareness and increasing understanding about accessible and inclusive tourism. Everybody interested in accessible tourism in the Asia Pacific region and worldwide is invited to join,Read more »
Yogyakarta, December 2015
When AccessibleIndonesia together with Dwi Ariyani and her family visited Mount Merapi in October 2015 to embark on a Lava Tour, we brought a portable foldable platform with ramp with us, so that Dwi could easily get from her wheelchair onto the high Jeep seat. This worked well, also due to the active support of the Lava Tour organisers and Jeep owners. They thought, how cumbersome it is when people have to bring their own ramp!Read more »
Yogyakarta, October 2015
AccessibleIndonesia initiated a Disability Awareness Workshop for employees at the Borobudur temple, Yogyakarta, Central Java. The aim was to provide employees in different sections of the management with information and awareness about disability, and to train them in basic skills of wheelchair handling.
Workshop facilitators were the disability activists Dwi Ariyani and Joni Yulianto, as well as Siti Muslihah Fakri (physiotherapist) and Kerstin Beise (AccessibleIndonesia).Read more »
Makassar, November 2015
AccessibleIndonesia visited Fort Rotterdam, the 17th-century Dutch Fortress in Makassar, Sulawesi, to see how accessible it is, and to suggest changes to the management. With us was Bambang Permadi, Head of the South Sulawesi branch of the Indonesian Association of Persons with Disabilities (PPDI ) and Al Kadri Sewa of the Indonesian Association of Persons Affected by Leprosy (PerMaTa ). We met Andi M. Said, Head of the Sulawesi Conservation Unit,Read more »